Welcome to the San Miguel Writers’ Conference Faculty Proposal Submission Site.  

Faculty Proposal Submissions for the 2025 In-Person San Miguel Writers' Conference are NOW OPEN. Please submit proposals before March 18, 2024.


3-Hour Online Workshops (rolling submissions): If you want to teach for us online, skip down to the bottom, and click on 3-Hour Online Workshops to learn more. Our submission period for Online workshops is ROLLING.

San Miguel Writers’ Conference Faulty Submissions 2025: The 2025 in-person Writers' Conference will take place in February in San Miguel de Allende (Exact dates TBA). It is our policy that all our faculty teach two or more workshops. We ask that all faculty presenting proposals submit at least two separate proposals. For each of your proposals please select the appropriate workshop category from the list below. When you propose a second or third 2-Hour workshop, in the same or a different genre, please submit a separate proposal for each workshop. If you are unsure which category to submit your proposal in, click "Show Guidelines" next to the category to get a better idea of what that category includes. Proposals are reviewed by different people, who may or may not see all the submissions by the same person. For this reason it is important you fill out each submitted proposal completely rather than referring to a different submitted proposal. Please, limit your total number of proposals to SIX or fewer. The proposal submission deadline is March 18, 2024. 

San Miguel Writers' Conference Literary Agent Applications: Scroll to the bottom of this page to find the "2025 Literary Agent" submission category. 

Virtual Workshops & Panels:  In order to reach a global bilingual audience we have recently added virtual panels and workshops to the writers' conference. We have added questions to the proposal forms about the possibility of doing your proposed workshop or panel virtually.  

Email: Please add nathan@sanmiguelwritersconference.org to your contact list, so that our emails are not sent to Spam and you never miss out on important messages.

Note: If you begin filling out a submission proposal and realize you are missing information, you can scroll to the bottom, save your proposal as a draft, and come back later to finish it.

If you're interested in more information about the San Miguel Writers’ Conference or San Miguel Literary Sala please visit our websites:  https://sanmiguelwritersconference.org/ or https://sanmiguelliterarysala.org/

Young adult and children writing workshops usually include one or more of the following: hand-on writing exercises, a lecture about the technique of writing specifically for teens and children, and/ or question and answer sessions about writing for teens and children.


In the past we have had young adult and children writing workshops such as “YA Fiction: Writing for Teens: The Crossover Novel,” “Writing for Children & Young Adults,” and “Writing for Children: the picture book.”


Note: It is our policy that all our faculty teach two or more workshops. We ask that all faculty presenting proposals submit at least two separate workshop proposals. They can be in the same category / genre or different category / genre. Panels are not considered one of your two workshop proposals.

Many writing techniques, concepts, and style improvement ideas are suitable for both fiction and creative non-fiction, including novel, memoir, travel writing, short story, and so on. Use this 2-Hour Workshop category if your topic would be useful for writers in any prose genre.


In the past we have offered workshops such as "Strengthen Your Writing with Compelling Scenes," and "Precise Language: Choosing the Right Word," and "Making Your Dialogue Come Alive."


Note: It is our policy that all our faculty teach two or more workshops. We ask that all faculty presenting proposals submit at least two separate workshop proposals. They can be in the same category / genre or different category / genre. Panels are not considered one of your two workshop proposals.

Fiction workshops usually include one or more of the following: hands-on writing exercises, a lecture about the technique of writing fiction, and/ or question and answer sessions about fiction writing. (There are separate categories for Short Story and YA / Children's books.) 


In the past we have had fiction workshops such as “Creating and Developing Characters in your Novel,” “Writing the Unreliable Narrator,” and “The Scene as the Basic Building Block of Fiction.” 


Note: It is our policy that all our faculty teach two or more workshops. We ask that all faculty presenting proposals submit at least two separate proposals. They can be in the same category / genre or different category / genre.

Memoir writing workshops usually include one or more of the following: hand-on writing exercises, a lecture about the technique of writing nonfiction, and/ or question and answer sessions about nonfiction writing.
In the past we have had memoir writing workshops such as “Telling the Truth in Memoir,” “Biography: The Antidote to Memoir,” and "Using the Tools of Journalism to Write the Memoir."


Our personal writing workshops have included: “Journaling as creative discovery,” "Personal Essay: The Transformative Power of Writing Practice," and “Personal Writing: Writing Your Heart Out.”


Note: It is our policy that all our faculty teach two or more workshops. We ask that all faculty presenting proposals submit at least two separate workshop proposals. They can be in the same category / genre or different category / genre. Panels are not considered one of your two workshop proposals.

Nonfiction / Creative Nonfiction workshops usually include one or more of the following: hand-on writing exercises, a lecture about the technique of writing nonfiction, and/ or question and answer sessions about nonfiction writing. (There are separate categories for Memoir and Personal Writing.)


In the past we have had fiction workshops such as “ Your Nonfiction Writing: Capture and Keep Interest From the First to the Last Page ,” “The Art Of Vivid Description,” and “ Nonfiction: Thin Sentences vs. Rich, Aromatic Prose .”


Note: It is our policy that all our faculty teach two or more workshops. We ask that all faculty presenting proposals submit at least two separate proposals. They can be in the same category / genre or different category / genre.

Pleasures of reading workshops are aimed at the general reading public, not necessarily writers only. They usually explore a specific author or category of writing such as Mexican literature. They are not writing skills workshops, but rather workshops where a reader can come to a better understanding about a certain subject through literature. Please choose this category for proposals about discussions of specifics book(s), author(s) or categories of literature.


In the past we have had pleasures of reading workshops such as “Reading Literature About Mexico by Authors From Both Sides of the Border,” “The Pleasures of Reading: Reading Like a Writer,” and “The Pleasures of Reading: The Odes of John Keats.


Note: It is our policy that all our faculty teach two or more workshops. We ask that all faculty presenting proposals submit at least two separate workshop proposals. They can be in the same category / genre or different category / genre. Panels are not considered one of your two workshop proposals.

Poetry workshops usually include one or more of the following: hand-on writing exercises, a lecture about the technique of writing poetry, and/ or question and answer sessions about poetry writing.

In the past we have had poetry workshops such as “Wild Writing: The dharma of poetry,” “Assembling Your Poetry Manuscript,” and “Discovery: Writing at the Edge.”

Note: It is our policy that all our faculty teach two or more workshops. We ask that all faculty presenting proposals submit at least two separate workshop proposals. They can be in the same category / genre or different category / genre. Panels are not considered one of your two workshop proposals.

Publishing and marketing workshops teach techniques for getting published, finding an agent, marketing a book, and new technologies in literature (social media, e-books, etc). These are not writing workshops, but rather workshops that teach writers skills that will help them disseminate their work to the public. 


In the past we have had publishing and marketing workshops such as “Ninja Marketing: Create your own video book trailer,” “Publication Strategies for the Contemporary Market,” “The E-Book Revolution and How E-Publishing Affects You,” and “Dominating Social Media: How to market yourself to the masses.”


Note: It is our policy that all our faculty teach two or more workshops. We ask that all faculty presenting proposals submit at least two separate workshop proposals. They can be in the same category / genre or different category / genre. Panels are not considered one of your two workshop proposals.

Screenplay and playwriting workshops usually include one or more of the following: hand-on writing exercises, a lecture about the technique of writing screenplays and plays, and/ or question and answer sessions about writing screenplays and plays.


In the past we have had screenplay and play writing workshops such as “The Playwright’s Toolbox,” “The Big Ten: Writing the Ten-Minute Play,” and “Screenplay Writing: So You Think Your Life’s A Movie – Reel Magic!”


Note: It is our policy that all our faculty teach two or more workshops. We ask that all faculty presenting proposals submit at least two separate workshop proposals. They can be in the same category / genre or different category / genre. Panels are not considered one of your two workshop proposals.

Screenplay and playwriting workshops usually include one or more of the following: hand-on writing exercises, a lecture about the technique of writing screenplays and plays, and/ or question and answer sessions about writing screenplays and plays.


In the past we have had screenplay and play writing workshops such as “The Playwright’s Toolbox,” “The Big Ten: Writing the Ten-Minute Play,” and “Screenplay Writing: So You Think Your Life’s A Movie – Reel Magic!”


Note: It is our policy that all our faculty teach two or more workshops. We ask that all faculty presenting proposals submit at least two separate workshop proposals. They can be in the same category / genre or different category / genre. Panels are not considered one of your two workshop proposals.

2-Hour “Other Workshop” category is for workshops that do not fit into any of the categories above. Before submitting in this category please look through each of the above categories and make sure your proposal does not pertain to one of them. 


If you are proposing a topic that has to do with the literary industry such as finding an agent, publishing an e-book, or using social media to find an audience, you should use the “Publishing & Marketing” category.
If you are proposing a writing workshop you should submit your proposal through one of the writing categories above (fiction, personal writing, poetry, etc). 


Note: It is our policy that all our faculty teach two or more workshops. We ask that all faculty presenting proposals submit at least two separate workshop proposals. They can be in the same category / genre or different category / genre. Panels are not considered one of your two workshop proposals.

Special topic panels usually involve three or more people who are experts in a specific field. Panels are usually one hour to one and a half hours long. Topics can range from literature, to publishing, to issues such as “women in writing,” “bilingual writers,” etc. 

We are always open to new ideas for panels, but usually we do panels about writing, the literary industry, and authors discussing a specific topic.
In the past we have had panels such as “Publishing and Marketing Panel: When You Need a Literary Agent and How to Connect with the Right One for You,” “Special Topic Panel: Women Write Their Lives,” and “Special Topic: Global Migration Panel.”

Note: It is not necessary for everyone on a panel to be at the in-person conference. In 2025 we hope to do both in-person panels as well as virtual panels on Zoom. 


Thank you for your interest in participating in the San Miguel Writers' Conference as a Literary Agent in Residence.

As an Agent in Residence you will be considered part of our faculty. Since you will be part of our faculty we ask that you teach at least one 2-Hour workshop, and participate in on our Agent's Panel. (If you're interested in teaching a second 2-hour workshop, that would be great too.)
We also ask that you do individual consultations. We have found that having our agents schedule individual consultations works better than agent pitch sessions. Consultations are stress-free for the client, and the agent can charge a fee while learning about the clients project. 


Note: Agents are responsible for scheduling their own individual consultation appointments. Exchange of money is between the agent and the client. 

Thank you for applying to teach a Three-Hour Online Workshop for the San Miguel Literary Sala. In order to offer a limited yet diverse set of Intensive Workshops we can invite only a small group of faculty members to take part in this program.

Dates and Times: We currently offer Three-Hour Online Workshop in English throughout thee year. We schedule these workshops Monday through Friday in either the afternoon or evening. Our Three-Hour Workshops take place over one 3-hour session with a twenty minute break. Example: Monday 6:00 – 9:20 PM.

Three-Hour Workshops Genre: Each year we try to offer a variety of intensive workshops ranging from writing skills to publishing & marketing to pleasures of reading.

Three-Hour Workshops usually include one or more of the following: hand-on writing exercises, a lecture about technique, and/ or question and answer sessions. 

Workshop Size: All classes will range from 5 minimum to 20 maximum participants. We are requiring a minimum of 5 paying students to be registered three days before the start of your class, otherwise, the workshop will be canceled. *Note: This may change depending on the circumstances. 

Online Zoom Workshop: All online workshops will take place on the San Miguel Literary Sala's Zoom. A volunteer is assigned to each faculty member to assist with the session.

Payment: Faculty will receive a payment of 30% of tickets sold to their workshop. Ticket prices range from $95 to $125 USD. Faculty members will be paid via PayPal or by check.


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